What does generic mean?

Definitions for generic
dʒəˈnɛr ɪkgener·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generic, generic winenoun

    a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape

  2. genericadjective

    any product that can be sold without a brand name

  3. genericadjective

    relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus

    "the generic name"

  4. genericadjective

    (of drugs) not protected by trademark

    "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"

  5. genericadjective

    applicable to an entire class or group

    "is there a generic Asian mind?"


  1. genericnoun

    A product sold under a generic name

  2. genericnoun

    A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties

  3. genericnoun

    A term that specifies neither male nor female.

  4. genericadjective

    Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific

  5. genericadjective

    Of, or relating to a genus

  6. genericadjective

    Not having a brand name

  7. genericadjective

    Of a drug identified by its chemical name

  8. genericadjective

    Specifying neither masculine nor feminine e.g. salesperson

  9. genericadjective

    (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.

  10. Etymology: Formed in English from.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genericadjective

    alt. of Generical

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Generic

    -al, Generically. See Genus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of generic in a Sentence

  1. Kevin McCarthy:

    People say, well, the generic ballot has been shifting. Well, I'll ask you this question : What was the generic ballot in the last election ? i don't know what the generic ballot is going to be. ... I know it's kind of baked in with what the issues are.

  2. Roche Chief Executive Severin Schwan:

    You have a real lack of healthcare infrastructure which doesn't even enable generic companies to bring medicines to the Indian population.

  3. Jay Leno:

    We’ll pair a rapper from Chicago with an Ohio farmer lady, and they work as a team and it’s quite funny to watch, there’s no politics, there’s no Trump jokes, there’s no Biden jokes. There are jokes about Congress in that generic sort of ‘they’re idiots’ type of thing.

  4. Nick Pappas:

    Passing out traditional material and flyers and trying to sell shirts, no one changes their political beliefs based on a shirt, what we need to do is try and get conservative entertainment out there in the movies, we need to figure out other ways to change the culture on the ground level and just not focus on generic bland messaging. Unfortunately not enough booths are doing it.

  5. Rajiv Malik:

    Yes, GSK has been under price pressure recently but the price is still pretty attractive to bring in a generic.

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  • عَمِيم, كُلِّيّ, عام, مُحِيطٌ, شُمُولِيّ, عامّ, جامِع, إِجْمالِيّ, عُمُومِيّ, مُطْلَق, شامِلArabic
  • genèricCatalan, Valencian
  • gattungsmäßig, Generikum, allgemein, arttypisch, generic, generisch, artmäßig, typischGerman
  • γενικός, γενόσημος, γενόσημοGreek
  • genéricoSpanish
  • عمومیPersian
  • yleinen, [[geneerinen]] [[tuote]], geneerinen, yleis-, suku-Finnish
  • produit générique, médicament générique, génériqueFrench
  • cineálachIrish
  • gneitheachScottish Gaelic
  • xenéricoGalician
  • सामान्यHindi
  • generikusHungarian
  • umumIndonesian
  • generalaIdo
  • genericoItalian
  • 일반적인Korean
  • generiekDutch
  • kjo/nnsno/ytral, generisk, merkelo/sNorwegian
  • rodzajowyPolish
  • genéricoPortuguese
  • джене́рик, о́бщий, обобщённый, [[непатентованный, родово́й, всео́бщий, [[нема́рочный]]/[[безма́рочный]] [[товар]], общий, безма́рочный, видово́й, [[немарочный, нема́рочныйRussian
  • generiskSwedish
  • genel, kapsamlı, soyuna özgü, familyaya ait, üreysel, generic, eşdeğer, genelleyici, cinsle ilgiliTurkish
  • عامUrdu
  • 通用Chinese

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. aculeate
    • C. equivalent
    • D. ultimo

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